Monthly Archives: February 2011

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

This is an extraordinary story about an extraordinary man. In May 1943, an Army Air Forces Bomber crashed into the Pacific. One of three survivors was Lieutenant Louis Zamperini. Louis had been an incorrigible child until as a teenager his … Continue reading

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The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition, by Stephen King

In the last couple weeks, there’s been some odd Internet buzz to the effect that Warner Bros. and CBS are trying to turn Stephen King’s The Stand into a feature film. It’s odd for several reasons: It’s been tried before, … Continue reading

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Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indriđason

A baby chewing on a human rib bone leads to the discovery of a skeleton in a housing construction site. Which leads Erlendur Sveinsson, Detective Inspector with the Reyjavik Iceland Police to wonder why there are red currant bushes planted … Continue reading

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DVD Autumn Spring (The Czech Republic)

This enjoyable Czech comedy concerns an aging man named Fanda, retired from the theater, and his sidekick, who refuse to become emeritus vegetables, living corpses. To stay involved in the world they cook up harebrained schemes that dig them deeper … Continue reading

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Ratio: the Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman

Being a public librarian with access to an unending supply of books, it takes something really special to make me want to part with $27.00 just so I can call it my own. Ruhlman has found the secret in Ratio and … Continue reading

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A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh

The month of Febraury seemed like a good time to read a romance.   So I selected one with good recommendations, A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh.   This book is more like a short story or novella, so there’s not much detail  … Continue reading

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The Hunt Club by John Lescroart

Any book that is a hit with our mystery book group is worthy of note, and nearly everyone gave this one a “thumbs up.” Wyatt Hunt became a San Francisco private investigator after several years in the military police and … Continue reading

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An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd

This second in the Bess Crawford mystery series, finds the World War I nurse once again embroiled in solving a murder. She has returned to England from the trenches with a convoy of severely wounded men. One of her patients … Continue reading

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The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

The Luxe, by Anna Godbersen, reminds me a little of a Jane Austen novel in that the rules of society can be imprsioning and can cause much tragedy and heartache. The story takes place in Manhattan at the very end … Continue reading

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Just One Look by Harlan Coben

I found this book to be compelling and interesting, it catches you on the first page and never lets you go. Grace Lawson picks up a pack of photos from a Photomat, expecting family photos. However when she goes through … Continue reading

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